GrainLNG is of strategic national importance to the UK’s energy infrastructure and security of supply. They are the largest liquid gas terminal in Europe and eighth largest in the world by tank capacity, with a site that spans over 600 acres in total. GrainLNG aims to be the foremost LNG importation terminal in the world, with a first-class team delivering high performance for all their customers, communities and National Grid, through unparalleled safety, reliability and efficiency.

Peacock Engineering has been selected by GrainLNG to implement Fingertip for Maximo for ATEX inspections as a Managed Service for the ATEX inspection team. The mobile solution will be tightly integrated with their site maintenance system, Maximo 7.6, which is currently used to plan and record on-site maintenance inspections and site procedures. As part of the contract, Peacock Engineering will be offering system consultancy services to administrative users. This will allow GainLNG to improve their data quality, have better maintenance practices and a clearer system.

Fingertip will allow GrainLNG to perform inspection work in the field on Intrinsically safe Android mobile devices rated to ATEX Zone 1/21. These devices will be supplied by Peacock Engineering. GrainLNG will use Fingertip’s unique Mobile Forms capability to design and deploy ATEX inspections within Maximo. They will use these forms within the Job Plans and Preventive Maintenance generation tools, which are delivered to the relevant operator’s mobile devices and executed electronically rather than the paper-based method currently employed.

“The GrainLNG Terminal is committed to meeting regulatory and compliance regulations. By implementing an intuitive mobile solution like Fingertip and integrating it with our asset management system, it will make our onsite processes more efficient, through the ability to report failures, create service requests and take labour transaction recordings on site, with the data automatically being transferred back to Maximo.”

Mark Mckenzie, Maintenance Manager , National Grid